Please, Sony, No More VR Tour Modes


Gran Turismo should be a shoo-in for PlayStation VR.
Sony’s most celebrated racing brand, one of the most beloved in
all of the gaming landscape, makes perfect sense for the tech
seeing as players are rooted to their seats the entire time.
Bringing Polyphony Digital’s eye for detail and obsession with
mechanical perfection into the headset would surely result in
one of PS VR’s deepest and best titles.

Sadly, it doesn’t sound like Gran Turismo Sport will
be that game.

Earlier this week it was revealed the the upcoming PS4 title, which
will support PS VR, won’t integrate it across the entire game.
“It will be one part of the game,” Polyphony Digital CEO
Kazunori Yamauchi said. “One thing we discovered in developing
and doing the VR, to do the whole game playable in VR is going
to be a strain on the players. You can see in the demo
downstairs, there’ll be a VR Tour mode that’ll be included in
the game. That showcases the VR effects.”

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We don’t know much will be included in this VR mode, but that’s
still a huge blow to PS VR’s line-up. Gran Turismo
was one of its biggest upcoming games and I would
have happily spent hours inside a headset perfecting laps
across the entire content selection. True it can put a ‘strain’
on players in terms of fatigue, but it should be up to the
player to decide how much is too…

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